byMATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Rita El-Khayat (University of Chieti, Italy) is an anthropologist, psychiatrist, novelist and poet from Morocco. Guest host is Professor Safoi Babana-Hampton (MSU). El-Khayat describes her work on North African women; the study and practice of psychiatry; and the importance of breaking down barriers through cultural mixing (métissage). The interview took place during the conference "Muslims, Race, and the Public Sphere" recently hosted by the Muslim Studies Program at MSU. Topics: anthropology, feminism, Islam, literature, Maghreb, Muslims, North Africa, Peter Alegi, Peter Limb,...